War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0102 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 548. In the Field, Folly Island, S. C., September 30, 1863.

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VIII. The Forty-eighth New York Volunteers, upon being relieved by the Twenty-fourth Massachusetts, will proceed to Morris Island and report to Brigadier-General Terry commanding. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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By command of Major General Q. A. Gillmore:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from return of the Department of the South, Major General Q. A. Gillmore, U. S. Army, commanding, for September, 1863; headquarters Folly Island.

Present.

For duty. Sick.

Command. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.

General 19 52 ..... .....

headquarters*

Morris Island 406 8,328 53 2,193

(Terry)

Folly Island:

North end (Vogdes) 167 2,481 37 1,138

South end (Gordon) 161 2,958 34 737

Hilton Head Island 78 1,650 6 345

(Strawbridge)

Port Royal Island +118 1,680 11 ++787

(Saxton)

Fernandina 16 343 2 68

(Plaisted)

Fort Pulaski 7 198 ..... 7

(Ames)

Saint Augustine 11 316 ..... 20

(Strickland)

Total 983 19,006 143 5,295

Pieces of artillery.

Command. Aggregate Aggregate Heavy. Field.

present. present

and

absent.

General 71 72 ..... .....

headquarters*

Morris Island 12,347 14,446 ..... 18

(Terry)

Folly Island:

North end (Vogdes) 5,405 6,871 ..... 17

South end (Gordon) 4,241 7,447 ..... 6

Hilton Head Island 2,693 3,150 ..... .....

(Strawbridge)

Port Royal Island 2,849 3,272 23 8

(Saxton)

Fernandina 521 640 ..... .....

(Plaisted)

Fort Pulaski 254 266 ..... .....

(Ames)

Saint Augustine 450 576 ..... .....

(Strickland)

Total 28,831 36,740 23 49

TRANSFERS.

24th Massachusetts, from Morris Island to Saint Augustine.

1st New York Engineers, assigned to General Terry's command September 23.

1st South Carolina (colored), Companies A, and F, from Beaufort to Hilton Head.

1st South Carolina (colored), Companies C and K, from Hilton Head to Beaufort.

1st U. S. Artillery, Battery B, from Morris Island to Folly Island.

3rd U. S. Artillery, Battery E, from Morris Island to Folly Island.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

In the Field Island, S. C., October 3, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: There is nothing of much importance here to report, excepting the increasing sickness in my command.# I am not pushing my defenses on Morris Island as rapidly as I would like to on

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*Moved to Folly Island September 25.

+Includes 25 medical officers attached.

++Includes 467 sick men attached.

#See Abstract from return for September, above.

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